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taterjane Mar 2, 2010 07:34 PM

Hi,
I'm looking for a restaurant for take-out or sit-down in Waltham, around Moody Street and $15-$20 for an entree (or less). Have been to Elephant Walk already, and found some reviews of Solea and Tempo on Chowhound but I think they're a bit on the pricier side of what I'm looking for.

Something even on the lines of Domenic's would be fine, but alas, they close at 5:30pm. Anyone have suggestions? Can't eat spicy food, but no other strong preferences.

Thanks.

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    phonelady Mar 3, 2010 03:49 AM

    Some options could be:

    Grassfield's
    Chateau
    Piccadilly Pub

    None of the above are fine dining, but very casual and food quality seems consistent.

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    1. re: phonelady
      justbeingpolite Mar 3, 2010 04:53 AM

      Tacqueria el Mexico. You can chose non spicy dishes/tacos.
      Beijing Star. Haven't been yet, but good reviews here.
      Tree Top Thai Cuisine on Prospect? Anyone been? I heard good things recently.

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        JoJo5 Mar 3, 2010 05:49 AM

        Hi,

        Correction: It's Taqueria Mexico
        www.taqueriamexico.com
        24 Charles Street
        Waltham, MA 02453
        (781) 893-2205

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          justbeingpolite Mar 3, 2010 06:19 AM

          thanks

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      Duster17 Mar 3, 2010 05:16 AM

      Sadie's (decent bar food across from movie theater just off Moody)
      Bison County (decent sandwiches and beer)
      Tree Top Thai is generally good either take out or dine in

      1. failingwannabevegan Mar 3, 2010 10:04 AM

        Another suggestion would be Mi Tierra.

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          y2000k Mar 3, 2010 10:09 AM

          Never been to Tree Top Thai; but Baan Thai next to Elephant Walk is not bad.

          Tara's Pizza on Moody Street, despite its name, serves Chilean specialties, including chacarero & empanadas. Very casual. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594066

          You can also try Guanachapi's, or Ponzu, or Tango Mango on Moody Street. Sushi Yasu's korean offerings aren't bad either. It's on Main Street across from Waltham Common.

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          Ponzu Fine Dining
          286 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Tara Restaurant Pizza & More
          288 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Sushi Yasu
          617 Main St, Waltham, MA 02452

          Baan Thai
          659 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

          Guanachapi's Restaurant
          273 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

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            taterjane Mar 3, 2010 05:05 PM

            Thanks for all the suggestions! Question about Mexican food--can anyone explain (or link me to) something explaining the differences between gorditas, tacos, enchiladas, etc.? I feel silly asking, but I honestly don't know.

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